hey, friend!

I’m Joelle, The Sincerest Story Teller

I'm the photographer behind Lavender Sage Photography. I'm here for those who live and love passionately! Based in West Michigan focusing on boudoir and wedding photography.
Let's tell your story, your way. 

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Ready to Have Your Story Told? 

I want to bring to life each of your unique and beautiful stories. I want to capture and immortalize the joy and passion of two people madly in love, the confidence of a woman appreciating the skin she's in, and all of the emotions in between.
I believe it's your story to tell, I'm here to share it.

here's what i do:



There is nothing better than getting to celebrate the confidence that comes from a boudoir session. I describe my boudoir clients as sultry and sweet. <3

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I'm in it for love!
Seriously though, I adore capturing all of the emotions on such a special day. I make sure your big day is all about you.

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“Oh my word, I had so much fun today and I absolutely love the images. Thanks for bringing my confidence out!” 

- Rachel

Enneagram 3 with a definite wing 2, total book nerd who swears I loved a bold lip before it was cool.

Let's do this together, beautifully and fiercely.

It's simple. I want our time together to be all about you. When it comes down to it, my enneagram 3 gives way to the 2, and I’m driven to make your vision for our session come alive! I’m ALL in during our time together; I don’t want to just show up with a camera - point and shoot. It will be sooo much more than that.

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Dream Wedding Day Timeline

The wedding day timeline that works so well, other wedding day professionals use it on wedding days!



To tell your story through beautiful photographs that allow you to relive those moments 


I want nothing more than to be there to capture the moments of you life so you can go back and look at the keepsakes we create and feel the way you did in that moment. 


This is the fun part! This is where we get to know each other, you get to tell me all about your dream wedding or session, and I get to make it happen.

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The Latest on the Blog —

A Bridal Boudoir Session With Mary Beth

Sneak a peek at the fun and flirty boudoir session I did with Mary Beth in Grand Rapids Michigan. If you're looking for some inspiration for your own boudoir session, you'll love these photos!

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A Gorgeous Engagement at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Have you ever seen the stunning sand dunes of Northern Michigan? Our gorgeous engagement session was spent exploring this incredible place.

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A Beautiful Backyard Wedding in West Michigan

From the bride's stunning first look to the sunset photos, this backyard wedding in West Michigan is full of romance.

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